Post War Classic Car News

Post War Classic Car News

Post War Classic is the natural sister of Pre War Car, an internationally oriented webmagazine-marketplace with the focus on great cars built after 1945. It is the international platform about true classics of the late forties, the fifties and sixties cars. Daily visited by thousands of afficionados, amateurs, enthusiasts, collectors, mechanics, historians and journalists.

Some great news and articles to catch your classical eye.

  • Dedicated follower of fashion
    As with clothes, plenty of people see a car as the extension of themselves. And, yes, we do believe that a four-wheeler, to some degree at least, oozes out your own preferences and life styles. Toyota Prius drivers, be aware.It all makes this picture the more miraculous. What we see ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-09-19
  • The new PostWarClassic is live
    It needed months of hard work, perseverance and lots of fine tuning all behind the scenes. But here we go: our new website is ready to be launched today. We are live now!With pleasure and pride, we reveal to you the renewed PostWarClassic.com.As we wrote before, when relaunching our sister ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-09-19
  • Back to back: Europa or 914?
    220 Cars and bikes are about to change owner during Brightwells Leominster sale on 26 September. We pick out just two of them for our little comparison. The Lotus Europa is a 1971 model with 1,565cc engine, sold originally as a part-built ‘kit’ to avoid Purchase Tax - placed on ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-09-18
  • A showroom at the birthplace of British motorsport
           What would be the best place to have a classic car showroom? It should be a historical place, with a nice view, enough space and clients who visit you must be impressed. Well, imagine a place like that and even better; that is where the company ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-09-17
  • Tought to Crack Car Puzzle #192
      A new weekend means a new puzzle. But not yet the new period. We must apologize as we assumed that the six-month-competition ended last week but no, there is still one post-war puzzle and one pre-war quiz left. So still anything can happen.We will start with ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-09-15
  • Who’s playing hide and seek for autumn?
    Summer is almost over, and we are looking back to it with pleasure as we are looking forwards to the autumn. This well-known publicity photograph from Triumph is a great reminder of the summer when everything seemed sunny and... well, endless. We did a little Google search for that ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-09-14
  • How a legendary jump was made
    Fans of the late 1970s/early 1980s television hit The Dukes of Hazzard have a soft spot for the hillbilly ambience of the series, including moonshine, dungarees, dynamite and of course racing around over dusty country roads in muscle cars – that orange 1969 Dodge Charger in particular. Reputedly, an ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-09-13
  • How to: put a Weber carburettor back together
    Something technical today. Did you ever wonder what a Weber Carb looks like, or are you having problems with getting the carb back together (it looked so simple when you opened it!), this is a very interesting movie. We received it from Juan from Buenos Aires and enjoyed it. ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-09-12
  • The Forest of Arden for the spirit of motor sports
    The loveliest things about the Belgian Ardennes region? Well, first of all there is the stunning nature, according to some even referred to as the Forest of Arden by Shakespeare. It doesn’t really matter which road you choose here, because they are all winding, twisting and lead towards a mountain ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-09-11
  • Could the eccentric Van den Plas Healey survive?
    Some of the Healeys before Austin were coachbuilt cars by Muliner of England, Pourtout of France, Beutler of Switzerland and even Bertone of Italy. Unfortunately very, very, few of these cars survive, although hopes are still high of finding one of them one day. We couldn’t remember the coachbuilt ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-09-10
  • About Tough to Crack puzzle #191: Ashley Sportiva Coupe
            We are not sure if it was the difficulty of last week's puzzle that made it hard to crack or if it was everyone's appearance at the Beaulieu Autojumble, but we only received 3 answers. The car that was subject of the quiz, was the 1962 ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-09-08
  • First Mustang still owned by original lady owner
    Ford announced last month that the 10 millionth Mustang rolled off the production line, which made some people wonder: what happened to the very first Mustang ever sold? With production beginning in Dearborn, Michigan, on March 9th, 1964, the new car was introduced to the public on April 17th, 1964 ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-09-07
  • Dangel Mangouste: for the love of obscurity
    As you will know by now we have a serious soft spot for anything obscure on four wheels here at PostWarClassic. So when we wrote about the Montee Ballon d’Alsace about a month ago and stumbled upon some photographs (above and below) of an obscure French roadster on the organizer’s ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-09-06
  • Reader needs help researching Maserati A6GCS
    A lovely request by reader Juerg Weber. He writes: "I am the lucky owner of a Maserati A6GCS, chassis and engine #2087. I am trying to research the history of the car between 1955 until 1963, when my uncle Walter Grell bought it from the Swiss Formula 1 driver Joseph ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-09-05
  • Today would be Sir William Lyons’ 117th birthday
    The oldest person in the world is currently considered to be Julia Flores Colque of Bolivia - 117 years young right now. That means she was born in 1901, just like Sir William Lyons, who would have celebrated his 117th birthday today. Lyons was of course the man behind Jaguar cars who ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-09-04
  • Alpine back from the brink
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    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-09-03
  • Tough to Crack Car Puzzle #191
      Last week’s quiz received a lot of good comments so we try to make it a bit more difficult (we hope!). We received this photo from the former owner of the car and we believe the photo cannot be found on the internet. But because most of you are ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-09-01
  • The colour bombs of the 1970s
    There was a time when our cars weren’t all black or grey. Or so dark blue/green/brown/red that you’d think they were black after all. We had the oatmeal, cream and pastel colours of the 1950s and the more vibrant and lovely hues of the 1960s. Then came the 1970s with ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-31
  • Jaguar Mk7 daily driver is a total Classic
    Jaguar enthusiast David Bates went to Woburn Abbey recently where cars of his beloved marque had come together for a meeting, when he spotted this lovely 1952 Jaguar Mk7 in British Racing Green. The car looks as if it is well used but there’s something other than that, making it ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-30
  • Strawberry or vanilla? Brand new classic ice cream van created
    Is the time still right for ice cream vans in your part of the world? The good news is that Whitby Morrison's, the quintessential manufacturers of such vehicles since 1962, have just come up with a brand new example, built on request on the base of a classic Mini. Hey, ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-29
  • Pontiac heaven and another unique American car
    Big engines, lots of power, rear wheel drive, loud pipes: what comes to your mind when you think of an American car? If you want to experience this yourself, this is the moment to get one and enjoy driving it! Worldwide Auctioneers will have their Auburn sale on September ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-28
  • Beaulieu: sell your parts and return with even more stuff.
    Only a few weeks before we will have the possibility to find our desired parts to finish our project. Yes, it is almost time for “Beaulieu”! The famous Autojumble will take place on September 1 – 2 and we look forward to go there. One of the ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-27
  • About Tough to Crack Car Puzzle #190: 1975 Bricklin SV1
      Was last week's quiz that easy? We received no less than 15 answers. Thanks for sending them in.The car was indeed a Bricklin SV-1. A lot of info can easily be found on the web, so that's why we asked for extra info.Info like Steve Kupferman ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-25
  • An Arabian-American mystery motor
    This picture has been in our files since ages and by now we think it’s about time to share it here. After all it’s Friday and you know we treat you to our now classic Friday Lady then. Trouble is: with it comes no information whatsoever. So who is this ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-24
  • Pebble Beach 2018: odd Citroëns welcome?
    Pebble Beach is on its way and so it’s about time to take a look at what to expect at the manicured lawns of world’s most famous golf course in terms of motor enthusiasts. This year’s post-War themes are, amongst others, the cars of OSCA, the cars of Tucker and ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-23
  • Pebble Beach 2018: odd Citroëns welcome?
    Pebble Beach is on its way and so it’s about time to take a look at what to expect at the manicured lawns of world’s most famous golf course in terms of motor enthusiasts. This year’s post-War themes are, amongst others, the cars of OSCA, the cars of Tucker and ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-23
  • Stainless Steel bumpers: the finishing touch of a car
        When one is restoring his car, it is often not that hard to find a painter, new tires etc. But what about the bumper of a car? We came across some cars that were restored but the chrome was still in an awful condition. The rest ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-22
  • Stainless Steel bumpers: the finishing touch of a car
        When one is restoring his car, it is often not that hard to find a painter, new tires etc. But what about the bumper of a car? We came across some cars that were restored but the chrome was still in an awful condition. The rest ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-22
  • Pebble Beach 2018: E-type Roadsters everywhere
    Pebble Beach is on its way, which also means truckloads of cars – ready to be united with new owners – are brought over to California at the very moment. As an indicator to the price levels, we thought it would be nice to have a look to the ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-21
  • Pebble Beach 2018: E-type Roadsters everywhere
    Pebble Beach is on its way, which also means truckloads of cars – ready to be united with new owners – are brought over to California at the very moment. As an indicator to the price levels, we thought it would be nice to have a look to the ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-21